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City news, 04.08.2004 12:40

Luxury cells opened in Novgorod prison

prison_cell A Velikiy Novgorod pre-trial detention facility has opened the first two cells equipped with air conditioners, TV and radio sets and refrigerators.

The regional corrections department said that the four-person cells come as part of a Russian Justice Ministry pilot project.

Inmates willing to live in these cells will have to pay 300 rubles per person a day.

Apart from the Novgorod region, similar cells will be opened in pre-trial detention facilities in another 10 regions, including Moscow and St. Petersburg. [RU EUROPE EEU EMRG CRIM LEG] tm tj

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